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Thu
05
Dec

How to Lay a Concrete Paver Patio or Walkway: A Lifetime of Expert Tips & Shortcuts Shared in 2 Short Days

Tile image Students adding mortar to decorative paver wall

So you just installed a paver patio.  Stand back and admire your work.  It probably looks pretty decent right now.

But wait a few months. Or a year.  Let one good winter pass.  Now how does it look?

What Can Go Wrong When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

“A lot of pavers look good when they first go in,” said Alex Burke, instructor in Rutgers’ Concrete Pavers class.  But when an installer doesn’t really know what he is doing, the ill effects will show within a year.  

“After you’ve gone through the winter and had time for settling, that’s when you start to see problems,” explained Burke.  “It might be frost heaving, settling or problems caused by difficult site conditions, like clay soil.”

Fri
18
Oct

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Honors OCPE's TEEM Gateway

Newark Mayor Cory Booker presented a Mayoral Proclamation

On October 1, Newark Mayor Cory Booker presented a Mayoral Proclamation to honor Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway as "one of the city's great organizations” for its work building productive futures for the at-risk youth of Newark and beyond. Proudly receiving the acknowledgment was Kenneth M. Karamichael, Director of T.E.E.M. Gateway, a division of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Watch this video to see the presentation of the Proclamation:

Tue
30
Jul

Get the Best of a 4-Year Food Science Degree in Just 5 Days at Rutgers This August

An instructor teaches students about food products in the Introduction to Food Science five-day short course at Rutgers.

Kimberly Smith had been working for only two weeks as a process engineer when she found herself struggling with an entirely new language – the lingo of food chemistry and microbiology.

“It was like a foreign language,” said Smith, who helps manufacture soups and other foods at Campbell’s Soup.

Last summer, she radically improved her fluency with an intensive five-day Introduction to Food Science class, offered by the Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) at Rutgers University.

“The course helped me understand the basic language of food product development,” she said.  Now she can better talk the multi-disciplinary talk that all good food scientists must master.

Mon
29
Apr

OLLI-RU Slates Summer Classes in Art, Music, Film and More for Learners 50+

Guy reading newspaper

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – New courses on rock operas, Woody Allen, and vaudeville-inspired musicals will be among the offerings of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers (OLLI-RU) this summer. Registration begins May 6 for the session, which starts June 4 in Highland Park and June 5 in Freehold.

Classes will be offered Tuesdays, June 4 through July 2, at The Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 S. 2nd Ave.; and on Wednesdays, June 5 through July 3, at the Western Monmouth Higher Education Center at Brookdale Community College, 3680 Route 9 South, Freehold.  

The noncredit courses are taught by current and retired instructors from area colleges, including Rutgers, as well as high schools. There are no grades or tests, and a college degree is not required to enroll.

Courses cover a wide range of subjects, including, art, film, music and current affairs, with specific courses ranging from Mosaic Art, to Computer Basics, to Discovering Natural New Jersey.

Tue
23
Apr

Join Us for Rutgers Day, Saturday, April 27

Join Us for Rutgers Day

Play a prize wheel, experience 3-D printing, enter to win a $500 scholarship. These opportunities and more await visitors to the Division of Continuing Studies’ (DoCS) programs at Rutgers Day, this Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Rutgers’ New Brunswick Campuses.

Virtual Rutgers: Past Present, Future, and Making Reality in the Busch Campus Center will give visitors the opportunity to experience 3-D printing and game technology for a virtual experience. Meet Rutgers students who are engaged in exciting makerspace projects.

In the Bishop House area on the College Avenue Campus, visit the Summer Session booth to enter a raffle to win a $500 scholarship toward a Summer Session course.

On Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue Campus:

Mon
15
Apr

Rutgers Gardens Wins Environmental Stewardship Award

Image of Rutgers Garden flowers

The Rutgers Gardens, a self-sustaining botanical garden on the New Brunswick campus, has won the 2012 New Jersey Turfgrass Association Environmental Stewardship Award, in recognition of its “ongoing environmental preservation and conservation commitments through the act of education.” The association, whose mission is to promote the turfgrass industry in the state, honors “a person or organization in recognition of a continuing commitment to environmental preservation and conservation.” Read more.

Fri
05
Apr

VIDEO: 37th Annual Home Gardeners School Cultivates New Green Thumbs

The 37th Annual Home Gardeners School brought scores of seasoned and emerging “green thumbs” to the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick for a full day of workshops covering a variety of gardening and landscaping topics on March 23.

Sponsored by the Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) the popular event attracts garden enthusiasts from throughout the state for expert instruction on horticulture skills.

Speakers come from OCPE’s commercial horticulture and landscape design programs, along with faculty from Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. The 35 workshops covered such topics as composting, irrigation, lawn care, tree care, beekeeping and pruning techniques.

Learn more about OCPE’s continuing education programs.

 

Tue
12
Mar

Rutgers Gardens Hosts Programs for Families and Children: Growing Food, Our Natural World and Outdoor Fun

Rutgers Gardens summer programs

“Planet Plant It – Exploring Flora of the World” is this year’s garden theme for Rutgers Gardens’ 2013 family and children’s programs beginning next month.

Campers, Family Garden Club members and tour groups can learn about selecting, growing and preparing fruits and vegetables from various world cultures. Explorations of the gardens will be a “world tour” of plants from all over the planet.

Located near the Cook Campus in New Brunswick, the Rutgers Gardens comprise diverse botanical environments open year-round, free to the public. The Gardens’ 180 acres of maintained and natural areas includes plants from around the world, beautiful garden settings with gazebos and water features, annual flower and vegetable gardens, 70 acres of woodlands and a unique bamboo grove.

Registration is now open for the following programs:

Tue
12
Mar

Rutgers’ Summer Scholars Program Enables High School Students to Experience College Life and Academics

Summer scholars

High-achieving high school students can experience university life, earn college credits, and get a head start on their post-secondary educations through Rutgers University’s Summer Scholars Program.

Summer Scholars, who must be high school juniors or younger, may take up to two Rutgers courses during Summer Session II (June 24-August 1), or Session III (July 8-August 14).

Students entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2013, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, may apply to take introductory-level college courses. Exceptional students younger than 16 are considered on a case-by-case basis and are required to be interviewed and submit a PSAT or SAT score.

Scholarships covering 20 percent of the course tuition are available to students with a recommendation letter from their guidance counselor.

Mon
04
Mar

Zimmerli Art Museum to Celebrate Storytelling in PNC-funded Events for Children, Educators

Len Cabral acting out a story to preschoolers

Internationally acclaimed storyteller Len Cabral will conduct the Zimmerli Art Museum’s seventh annual Celebration of Storytelling for preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday, March 19 and 21. On March 19, Cabral also will conduct a Preschool Educators Workshop from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited at both events and registration is required by calling (848) 932-6766 or emailing education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu.

The Celebration of Storytelling is open to preschool-age classes, as well as individuals. Children who are not part of a school group must be accompanied by an adult.

The Preschool Educators Workshop is limited to 35 educators. Each participant will receive three professional development credit hours for attending the program. Refreshments will be served.

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